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Friday, April 28, 2017

Abrahamyan welcomes U.S. delegation

Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan welcomed a delegation of U.S. congressmen on Friday for activities related to Genocide Remembrance Day.

Ed Royce, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, led the U.S. delegation. Royce presented Abrahamyan with a resolution on the recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide.

"We express our support for the Armenian people who, despite many hardships, managed to preserve and develop their culture thanks to their great will and fortitude," Royce said.

The delegation also congratulated Abrahamyan on his appointment as prime minister and expressed its support for the Armenian people.

Abrahamyan said he would make it a priority of his office to strengthen cooperation with the U.S. He said he would also further the promotion of human rights, democracy and reform.

The two sides talked furthering their economic relationship through increased trade turnover and multifaceted investment programs. The U.S. congressmen said the creation of an economy with equal competitive conditions could help attract private U.S. investments.

Abrahamyan also informed the congressmen of Armenia's current political situation.